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Fox Chase Cancer Center News

June 2, 2010

Response to Preoperative Therapy May Predict Survival in Pancreatic Cancer Patients

CHICAGO, IL (June 2, 2010) – New research from Fox Chase Cancer Center finds that patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma whose tumors respond most to preoperative chemotherapy and radiation survive four times as long, on average, as those whose tumors respond least.

June 1, 2010

New Tool for Pre-Surgical Detection of Kidney Cancers May Help Patients Avoid Unnecessary Surgeries

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 1, 2010) –  As more Americans continue to be scanned as part of their evaluation for various ailments and symptoms, the number of kidney tumors found serendipitously has increased such that now up to 70 percent of kidney cancers are discovered incidentally.

June 1, 2010

Fox Chase Researchers to Present at American Urological Association

PHILADELPHIA (June 1, 2010) – Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers will present three abstracts at the 2010 annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) that demonstrate progress in the use of the R.E.N.A.L. Nephrometry Scoring to characterize renal mass anatomy and allow standardization of surgical decision-making and comparison of outcomes in patients with kidney cancers.

June 1, 2010

Smoke Exposure Alters Gene Expression and Estrogen Metabolism in the Lungs of Mice

PHILADELPHIA (June 1, 2010) – Lung cancer rates are increasing substantially in women, particularly in non-smoking women, with no known reason for the increase. Now researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center may have uncovered a critical piece in the puzzle.


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